Candlelight Vigil Honors Sacrifice of Fallen Officers

An estimated 20,000 people gathered at the National Police Officers Memorial on Monday night.


The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial had its groundbreaking just months before her visit.

"We sat on chairs placed over newly-turned dirt, surrounded by chain-link fence," she said. "Sitting there listening to the speeches and hearing the names read, it was hard to imagine what this memorial would look like."

Afterwards, she saw a model of what the memorial would one day look like.

"When I was here for the dedication in October of 1991, this site was miraculously transformed into an exact duplicate of that model I had seen a year-and-a-half earlier."

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